Affordable living costs in Bournemouth – 5 tips for international students

Like many international students living and studying abroad for the first time, I was struggled at first to manage my living costs when I came to the UK. After few months of adjusting to my new life, I have experienced and collected some useful tips that may help new students prepare for their upcoming journeys… Read more »

A BU Maintenance Bursary made all the difference for Megan’s student experience

Guest blogger Megan Duckworth talks about student finance and the non-repayable BU Maintenance Bursary. The freedom and amazing new life experiences in which university gives you can be so exciting and enjoyable, however there are also some daunting factors which come with this new level of independence, including money. I joined Bournemouth University to study… Read more »

Student finance

What financial help can I get? Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course. This is a loan you will eventually pay back. Maintenance loan. This provides you with financial support throughout the year. At BU this is called the BU Maintenance Bursary and you are given a prepaid card which is… Read more »

Budgeting as an Indian in BU (Dubai edition)

Budgeting is an essential life skill, especially for a student. Moving across countries requires meticulous planning in all aspects, one of which is finance. It can be overwhelming to set a budget when you don’t know how expenses compare between countries. I did some research to understand what my monthly budget would look like. But… Read more »

Top tips on finance and budgeting

Watch mine and Megan’s video on how to budget your student finance. We cover topics including food shopping, travel, university resources and treating yourself! Watch to also find out some helpful apps that you can use for deals and discounts with your favourite brands.

Juggling paid work and university

This is a guest blog by current student Gabriella Archeampong who studies BSc (Hons) Psychology and applied through Clearing. I came to BU through Clearing four years ago and I couldn’t be more happy with how things have turned out. Not getting your predicted grades and getting into your first choice of university can feel… Read more »

BU Maintenance Bursary

Applying to university can be stressful, and the financial side can be a huge decision breaker when deciding whether to come to university or not. It was definitely one of my initial worries, and although there is a maintenance loan which helps for living costs, this is something that has to be paid back and… Read more »